Just a quick blog post to introduce you to Pacha’s W.A.S.H. Wagen! What is the W.A.S.H. Wagen? It’s a 1971 VW camper van with which we hope to do many groovy and funky and totally tubular things! On this trip, we will visit stores to launch our new Pacha Bulk Soap line and we will talk with awesome store employees and customers!
But the most exciting part about the Wagen is that we get to spread awareness about the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene or W.A.S.H. sector. Lack of access to clean water and proper facilities cause too many infant deaths around the globe. Here are some stats:
- 748 million people still relied on unimproved drinking water resources, and 2.5 billion people still lacked access to improved sanitation facilities in 2012 (http://www.who.int/gho/
- UNICEF estimates that diarrhea kills one child every 30 seconds. Scientific research shows that hand washing with soap prevents disease in a more straightforward and cost-effective way than any single vaccine. (http://globalhandwashing.org/
So, if you see the Wagen in your neck of the woods… Come W.A.S.H. up!
Peace and Love,
Pacha Mama Abi